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Report
NWAC
Sector Puget Sound
COTP/FOSC Report:
Presenter: CDR Agneta Dahl, USCG
May 2012
Inspection Stats
(January 2012 – April 2012)
Facility/Container Branch
• Waterfront Facility
Safety/Security Inspections: 42
• Security Spot checks: 21
• Oil Transfer Monitors: 34
• Hazmat Container Inspections:
124
Domestic Inspections Branch
Fleet size: 706
Activities: 392
Vessel visits: 543
New Construction/Major Mod Projects: 33
Tug fleet: 230
Exams: 100
Liferaft Inspections: 290
Liferaft Facility Inspections: 4
Vessel Traffic Service
(January 2012 – April 2012)
• Total transits:
– Tankers: 874
– Freight Ships: 3,561
– WSF Ferries: 52,801
– Cruise Ships: 0
– Others: 14,173
• Commercial Vessel Incidents:
– Collisions/Allisions: 0
– Groundings: 1
– Interventions: 11
Contingency Planning & Force Readiness
Two worst case scenario drills conducted;
• USN Manchester Fuel Depot
18 April, 2012
 1 day exercise
 Approx 100 participated
 ICS familiarization
• Sea River Maritime
May 1-3, 2012
 Tanker collision in the
Rosario Straits
 2 day, multi agency response
 Approx. 200 participated, incl.
President & CEO Jack Buono.
 Excellent Social Media Plan.
Upcoming Exercises:
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June 27- Victoria, BC; Equipment Deployment under CAN-US Pac.
Sep 19-20 - Shell Worst Case
Oct 10-11- Polar Tanker
Nov 14-15- BP Cherry Point
Incident Management Division
Spill Reports by County:
4 Spills
14 Spills
10 Spills
11 Spills
20 Spills
9 Spills
9 Spills
11Spills
100 Spills
2 Spills
31 Spills
5 Spills
Significant Cases
Port of Bellingham,
Squalicom Marina Fire
F/V KARANNA
F/V DEEP SEA
Vigor Shipyard &
T/V INVADER
M/V HELENA STAR
AND GOLDEN WEST
M/V HELENA STAR &GOLDEN WEST
• What happened:
– Sector contacted by WA DNR
to conduct a assessment of
both vessels.
– That led the FOSC to
determine them an imminent
and substantial threat due to
hull condition and ingress of
water.
• Significance:
– Owner financially incapable
of responding
– OSLTF opened, contractor
hired
Port of Bellingham,
Squalicom marina fire
• What happened:
– Slip G consisting of 12 boat houses
and pleasure crafts caught fire and
were destroyed.
– Two civilians were killed.
– Cause of fire is still unknown.
• Significance:
– Immediately set up a Incident Command
System.
– Respectfully recovered the fatalities.
– Recovered an est 400 gallons of diesel and
gasoline.
Vigor Shipyard dry dock and Crowley Tug INVADER
sinking
•
What happened:
– Tug and dry dock sank. Tug
contained an est 60,000 gal of
diesel fuel. Tug was 4 days from
being removed from dry dock.
•
Significance:
– Vigor responded appropriately.
– Tug and dry dock was raised
without incident.
– Discharged approx 15 gal of
hydraulic oil.
F/V KARANNA
• What happened:
– Vessel ran aground near
Neah Bay, WA inside the
Marine Sanctuary.
– 55 gallons of mixed oils
onboard
• Significance:
– Tribal response team
responded
– Vessel broke up and sank
prior to responders being
able to deploy boom to
contain and remove the oils.
F/V DEEP SEA
•
What happened:
– Vessel caught fire and sank in
Penn Cove, WA
– Contractors hired to remove all
petroleum products and deploy
containment and exclusionary
boom.
•
Significance:
– Orphan spill
– OSLTF was accessed.
– Unified Command
– Approx 4,600 gallons of product
recovered as of 29 May 2012.
Sector Puget Sound
1519 Alaskan Way S
Seattle, WA 98134

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